I have a photographic memory, and I can't get the magnified view of a used lancet out of my brain. Hence, I'm another one-use gal. I can handle the extra weight and effort of switching to fresh lancets just to avoid giving myself lancet cooties.
OK, just for giggles, here is my classical guitar gear:
Three levels of files for the scary right-hand nails;
Clipper for the no-nails left hand;
Emergency Fender thin pick, 'cuz you just never know;
My lucky Euro...
...but mostly I wanted to show the clear zipper-case. I found a set of three of these quite a long time ago and I still see them in stores from time to time. They're washable and I like that you can easily see what's inside of them. They last a lot longer than a zip-loc bag, and are a bit more protective/durable than some cloth bags.
I am happy to see that someone carries something other than diabetic supplies. Pretty soon they will all want to know what is in my tool box, tool chest or trombone case.
One other diabetic supply I carry is a nickel, to change the pump battery.
I use the edge of my Medic Alert bracelet for that.
Maybe that's why the chain keeps breaking...
I don't think the chains on those are made very well. I've lost three Medic Alert bracelets from the chain breaking. I've gone about a year without one because I'm getting kind of tired of replacing them, though I should probably call up and get a new one ...
I'm thinking, next time I need a bracelet, of going through someone else other than Medic Alert. Lauren's Hope looks interesting, and there's a 10% off offer on a SixUntilMe blog post (http://sixuntilme.com/blog2/2012/02/medical_id_laurens_hope.html)
I'm just waiting until I have enough money to get a pretty Medic Alert bracelet.
That being said, I've had the one I'm currently wearing, chain and all, for probably. . .15 years? It's been quite durable.
The only issue I have with it is that the lobster claw clasp is a little bent and occasionally catches on sweaters.
That "lobster-claw" clasp is an improvement over the previous clasp. I don't know how to describe it - it was like two "J" shaped pieces, one reversed (mirror-image of the other) that both had to loop through the chain-link at the other end.
The only good thing about that awful design is that I finally got fed up with it and decided to keep my bracelet on when I sleep, shower, etc. I guess that was the whole point.
I actually got a really pretty rope chain bracelet, and had a jeweler put on the appropriate clasps and size it for my med alert thingy. The tag stays downward because of it's weight. Works great.
day to day, in my pocket just a pack of fast acting Glucose tablets (watermelon flavor). In a little pouch with me, just my meter, pack of 50 strips (until they are gone and need replacing). softclix plus lancer, usually about 15-20 lancets and about 10 alcohol swabs.
I had bought this bag when I first started on the pump. It has been a good bag, but finding at times I need more space. It has become my man bag. I will place everything in there besides my diabetic supplies.
I am looking for a different bag and think I found one that I like is the edorn diabetic bag. Does anyone have the edorn bag, would like to see more pictures of the inside and the compartments.
I contacted adorndesigns.com and they have a 35% off there products for tudiabets.com. Use DM35 as customer code to get discount.